Thursday, 3 August 2006: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Empire (Omni Shoreham Hotel)
Symposium 14: Ants communities and biodiversity: Global Assessments and Monitoring
Ants are among the most prevalent animals in the world--- understanding their distribution and abundance ought to be a crucial element for a sustainable management of planet Earth. In this workshop we will review and address basic questions on how to sample and measure ant diversity, how to analyze ant diversity over space and time, and what it would take to make such studies integral parts of conservation.
Organizer:Donat Agosti
10:00 AMAnts: Global Assessments and Monitoring. An introduction to the workshop
Donat Agosti
10:20 AMThe use of DNA biocoding for effective biodiversity assessment of ants in Madagascar
Brian L. Fisher, M. Alex Smith
10:40 AMAvatars of rarity: a proposal to increase the spatial scale of leaf litter ant sampling
John T. Longino
11:00 AMImpacts of randomized sample site selection on ant survey data and richness estimators
Daniel S. Kjar
11:20 AMThe ANeT network in Asia, capacity building and its fruits
Yoshiaki HASHIMOTO, Seiki Yamane
11:40 AMAnts and their role in international environmental projects
Maurice Leponce, Jacques H.C. Delabie, Jérôme Orivel, Bruno Corbara, Yves Roisin, Thibaut Delsinne, Alain Dejean
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